verb (used with object), pro·grammed or pro·gramed, pro·gram·ming or pro·gram·ing.
verb (used without object), pro·grammed or pro·gramed, pro·gram·ming or pro·gram·ing.
- prognostic chart,
- program director,
- program generator,
- program music,
- program picture,
- program statement
Origin of program
Examples from the Web for programs
And that means they also fall under the umbrella of programs most likely to get the axe when state and federal budgets are tight.
Direct funds away from practices, policies, and programs that consistently fail to achieve measurable outcomes.
Build evidence about the practices, policies, and programs that will achieve the most effective and efficient results.
To whet your appetite, you can relive that glorious moment (and watch other programs from the 2014 summit) here.
Now that the Confucian-inspired mourning period is over, the son is free to embark on his own programs and policies.
The vice president in charge of programs dropped into the 205studio that afternoon and watched them work for over an hour.Janet Hardy in Radio City|Ruthe S. Wheeler
In turn, they can be encoded in programs designed to negotiate with other programs.
To prove my case I pulled the two programs from my pocket and showed them to her.Europe Revised|Irvin S. Cobb
Programs are written in symbolic or application-oriented form instead of computer language.IBM 1401 Programming Systems|Anonymous
The strategic defense initiative (SDI) was focused upon developing anti-missile and anti-satellite technologies and programs.
verb -grams, -gramming, -grammed, -grammes, -gramming or -grammed
1630s, "public notice," from Late Latin programma "proclamation, edict," from Greek programma "a written public notice," from stem of prographein "to write publicly," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + graphein "to write" (see -graphy).
General sense of "a definite plan or scheme" is recorded from 1837. Meaning "list of pieces at a concert, playbill" first recorded 1805 and retains the original sense. That of "objects or events suggested by music" is from 1854. Sense of "broadcasting presentation" is from 1923. Computer sense (noun and verb) is from 1945. Spelling programme, established in Britain, is from French in modern use and began to be used early 19c., originally especially in the "playbill" sense. Program music attested from 1877.
1889, "write program notes;" 1896, "arrange according to program," from program (n.). Of computers from 1945. From 1963 in the figurative sense of "to train to behave in a predetermined way." Related: Programmed; programming.
A series of instructions given to a computer to direct it to carry out certain operations. The term code is often used to denote large-scale operations.